Bonfoton initially launched a digicam obscura lens in 2017, though the Bonfoton Digicam Obscura Room Lens projected the picture the wrong way up, like a standard digicam obscura. When that product was introduced in 2017, the husband and spouse workforce, Tommi and Annika, talked about beginning Bonfoton, ‘We based the Bonfoton retailer after we noticed what the Digicam Obscura room does to folks emotionally after they see the impact for the primary time,” explains the couple. “From a baby just a few years outdated to a grandpa age 65 the amazement is similar. First a WOW! Or the OMG!? After which the silent stare after they understand that the picture is alive and shifting.’
It is nonetheless a two-person operation in southern Finland, however the brand new BonfotonUP provides much more amazement by turning the picture right-side-up. The BonfotonUP was designed with the assistance of an optical system design professor and a mechanical engineer. It is not a easy job to get the picture right-side-up whereas sustaining good sharpness.
BonfotonUP features a pair of interchangeable lenses to be used in rooms of various sizes and might connect on to a window utilizing a suction cup. It can be mounted on a tripod. The system features a thumbscrew for tilt and to regulate the picture vertically on the wall. The 2 included lenses are 4000mm and 3200mm. You’ll be able to be taught extra about which lens work finest for various rooms by visiting Bonfoton’s FAQ web page.
The BonfotonUP is fabricated from CNC-milled aluminum with a black anodized end. It features a 400g (14 oz.) high-quality optical-grade prism. This prism inverts the upside-down picture, permitting for an upright picture. In complete, the BonfotonUP weighs 825g (29.1 oz.). It’s 75mm (2.95″) huge, 135mm (5.3″) lengthy and 155mm (6.1″) tall. You’ll be able to discover ways to set up the system within the video beneath.
The BonfotonUP package is accessible for €439, which is round $515 USD. The package is at present on sale for €373, which is slightly below $440. If you would like to see what it seems like in real-world use, Bonfoton showcases many photographs on its Instagram web page.